Dr Christopher Obwaka is responsible for the overall clinical direction of the MedLux International. The Chief Medical Officer is accountable for medical quality control and oversight in the facility. He also serves as the Head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of MedLux.
Dr Obwaka is on a mission to play his part in the elimination of maternal mortality on the African continent. His passion stems from his natural affinity and love for obstetrics and gynecology, the immense value he places on human life and the critical role he believes mothers play in the world right from conception. Beyond playing a key role in the elimination of maternal mortality by the provision of personalized, well researched and outstanding healthcare, he aims to ensure that every mother leaves MedLux International with a healthy baby in her hands.
Dr Obwaka has led over 10,000 deliveries and counting and to date has been successful in achieving zero maternal mortality and zero stillbirths for all patients under his care. This achievement is a demonstration of Dr Obwaka’s attention to detail and level of precision in diagnosing his patients. His approach is geared towards setting mothers up for success in having natural deliveries keeping into consideration all factors that would drive better outcomes for both mother and baby as well as carefully evaluating risks to ensure their safety.
Dr Obwaka has already achieved an admirable and rare fete having successfully delivered triplets naturally. He has also uncovered misdiagnosis in some patients and put them on the right track to recovery due to the rigour he applies in the diagnosis process and the multidisciplinary approach he deploys by roping in other medical practitioners from different specialties when the need for further expertise is required.
Dr Obwaka is intentional about educating women on how to take a proactive approach in managing their reproductive health in a bid to reduce mortality. He has been featured in various media where he gives women a platform to engage and ask questions on reproductive health.
He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and was the only student that graduated with a distinction in his Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Nairobi. He is currently pursuing his MBA in Healthcare Management from Strathmore University and is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK).
Dr Obwaka is a regular contributor for the East African Medical Journal and has documented multiple policy documents and scientific papers.
Dr. Obwaka is a family man, a sports enthusiast and an avid traveller!